Dancer with hyper extended knees that hurt
i am a dancer, i currently do modern, contemporary and ballet (RAD)
i have really bad "swing back knees" as other known as hyperextension. i have been to the physic once or twice and he has given me a few exercises to do at home to improve. he says its because the ligaments around my knee are not flexible. my ballet teacher says its because of my bad swing back knees and my mom says its because the soles of my feet face inwards to the ground and my arc is disappearing. is this true? my knees hurt extremely bad when i do plies and rises. I also play hockey... is that the problem? everyone is saying different things and I'm very confused. i know dancers love the look of swing back knees but to me, it hurts so bad when i do something wrong. my mother also docent believe me and says that i must role a tennis ball under my foot to warm up the muscles under my foot.
anyway, i am very confused on what to do with myself and if i don't find a solution quick i won't be able to dance no more.